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Roamio Deals?

Discussion in 'TiVo Roamio DVRs' started by Smirks, Aug 22, 2013.

  1. Aug 22, 2013 #1 of 3246
    Smirks

    Smirks .:. Hello .:.

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    Has anyone been able to get or find any deals directly from Tivo or any other retailers?

    I currently have two S3s which I want to replace with a Roamio Plus and a Mini (both with lifetime). One of my S3s has lifetime, the other has the grandfathered $6.99 MSD.

    I've heard of some folks being able to get a $99 lifetime deal on existing S3s, which I could then use to bring up my MSD box and then turn around and sell it (with the other S3).

    Guess I should just call Tivo directly to see what they offer, and if it's nothing good go with Weakness before their $25 off coupon expires...

    Anywho, if you were able to get a deal from somewhere, post it here! Thx!
     
  2. Aug 22, 2013 #2 of 3246
    tivogurl

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    I haven't seen any, other than the Weaknees promo. The GROUPER promo is already dead.
     
  3. Aug 22, 2013 #3 of 3246
    Dan203

    Dan203 Super Moderator Staff Member TCF Club

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    You can usually only get the $99 lifetime if you call and buy a new TiVo directly from TiVo.

    Your S3s with lifetime should go for $200-$250 each, without lifetime maybe $40. So you'll add about $100 of resale to the monthly TiVo if you can get the $99 lifetime deal but you'll miss out on the $25 coupon and have to pay sales tax so your total savings will be only be about $50.
     
  4. Aug 22, 2013 #4 of 3246
    Smirks

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    I wonder if the mini applies. Then I could get the mini directly from Tivo to get the $99 lifetime upgrade, and then the Plus from Weakness.
     
  5. Aug 22, 2013 #5 of 3246
    Dan203

    Dan203 Super Moderator Staff Member TCF Club

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    I don't think so. Plus the Mini is $11 cheaper on Amazon with no tax and free shipping, so that eats into that $25 coupon from Weaknees pretty good anyway.
     
  6. Aug 22, 2013 #6 of 3246
    Smirks

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    So if I did my math right, it looks like the best deal for now (not including tax and shipping), and if I can get the $99 LT upgrade, is to buy everything from Tivo.

    Code:
    [U][B]Scenario 1 - TiVo[/B][/U]
    [I]Buy[/I]
    Roamio Plus     $399.00
    Roamio LT       $399.00
    Mini            $99.00
    Mini LT         $150.00
    LT Upgrade      $99.00
    [B][I]Total Buy[/I][/B]	$1,146.00 
    
    [I]Resale[/I]	
    Tivo HD         $250.00
    Tivo HD         $250.00
    [B][I]Resale Total[/I][/B]	$500.00 
    
    [B][I]Grand Total[/I][/B]	$646.00 (buy - resale)
    	
    [B][U]Scenario 2 - Multiple[/U][/B]
    [I]Buy[/I]	
    Roamio Plus 	$375.00 (Weakness)
    Roamio LT 	$399.00 (Tivo)
    Mini            $88.00 (Amazon)
    Mini LT         $149.00 (Tivo)
    [B][I]Total Buy[/I][/B]	$1,011.00 
    
    [I]Resale[/I]	
    Tivo HD (LT)	$250.00 
    Tivo HD (NS)	$40.00 
    [B][I]Resale Total[/I][/B]	$290.00 
    
    [B][I]Grand Total[/I][/B]	$721.00 (buy - resale)
    
    Since that is the case I'll probably wait a few weeks to see if Tivo offers up any upgrade specials.
     
  7. Aug 22, 2013 #7 of 3246
    Dan203

    Dan203 Super Moderator Staff Member TCF Club

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    Go with option #1 but buy the Mini from Amazon instead and save yourself about $20 in cost and taxes.
     
  8. Aug 22, 2013 #8 of 3246
    Smirks

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    Yes, yes, duh. Amazon has a warehouse in my state, so no tax savings for me. :(
     
  9. Aug 22, 2013 #9 of 3246
    innocentfreak

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    TiVo also charges taxes in most states iirc.
     
  10. Aug 22, 2013 #10 of 3246
    Smirks

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    They do, at least for me when I added stuff to my cart. (Haven't bought anything yet, though.)

    Need to call them tonight to see if they have any unadvertised upgrade paths yet, and to see if I can get the $99 LT special.
     
  11. Aug 22, 2013 #11 of 3246
    tivogurl

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    Weaknees doesn't.
     
  12. Oct 9, 2013 #12 of 3246
    Tivogre

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    For what it's worth, I got the Best Buy in Springfield VA to match the weaknees promo of $40 off the Roamio Pro.

    I had to bring up the site on my ipad in the store and show them that it was listed in stock, and the promo code worked.

    Was able to get out for $559 vs $599.

    YMMV.
     
  13. Oct 9, 2013 #13 of 3246
    TxDan

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    In August BB honored my birthday 10% coupon on a Pro. The very first time I got to use it over the years of receiving that coupon. He had to manually override to get the coupon to work.
     
  14. Oct 9, 2013 #14 of 3246
    the block

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    How is TiVo about Black Friday / Cyber Monday deals? I too want replace my lifetime'd Tivo HD with a Roamio Plus w/ lifetime & Mini w/ lifetime. I'm in no rush, and if they actually have decent sales around this time, I'm happy to wait. It just seems to me $1,050 + tax is a lot of money to plunk down on this.
     
  15. Oct 9, 2013 #15 of 3246
    aaronwt

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    I wish I had tried that since the Springfield store is where I purchased my first Pro and my replacement Pro. Although they did give me three years no interest on my purchase. And when I got a replacement they gave me a credit and I made a second purchase so I was able to get Reward Zone points on both purchases. So I got 1698 points which is just shy of $35 in Reward Zone dollars. Still not as good as $40 off.


    I only got a triple points coupon for my birthday. It's been a long time since I've received a percent off coupon from BestBuy and I've spent over $6K at BestBuy this year. And the Magnolia store couldn't even get the coupon entered into the Magnolia system. Although they did spend some time trying, but they said they have a separate system and couldn't do it.
     
  16. Oct 9, 2013 #16 of 3246
    BigJimOutlaw

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    In the past they've run deals/price drops towards the end of quarters... March, June, September... For some reason I don't remember a lot of holiday sale pricing directly from Tivo on brand new DVRs. It might have happened. Maybe I'm just forgetting. But some resellers do run their own sales.

    It wouldn't surprise me if they did some kind of bundle that discounted the Mini since that's been out for a short while now, but that's just conjecture.

    With new fall-released DVRs (S3, Elite, Roamio*), March has been the historic price drop timeframe.

    *Technically summer this time, but they hustled for a symbolic Aug 20 release since that was a "Blue Moon" day on the calendar.
     
  17. Oct 11, 2013 #17 of 3246
    imacericg

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    Amazon has the Roamio Basic for $195
     
  18. Oct 11, 2013 #18 of 3246
    HazelW

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    No. Va
    Sale: $599.98
    Reg. Price: $599.99
    You Save: $0.01
     
  19. Oct 12, 2013 #19 of 3246
    BlackBetty

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    Seriously? Seriously?
     
  20. Oct 12, 2013 #20 of 3246
    Keen

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    Yeah, it's been that way for weeks now. I kept hoping it meant they were going to have an actual discount on them soon. :(
     

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